Archie Giant Series Magazine #562 [Regular Edition]
(August 1986)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
11 times a year: once in June, twice in Sept. and Oct. and three times in Jan. and Aug.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand
Archie Giant Series
Barcode
027100069737 08
Editing
Victor Gorelick [as Vic Gorelick]
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Josie and the Pussycats / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo [as DD] (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Melody, what's with the mini-trampoline?!?
Genre
teen
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Smith; Melody Valentine
Reprints
Keywords
band; concert; gig; girl group; trampoline

"Here are some things that make you feel good!" (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
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Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
PSA against smoking by the American Cancer Society featuring the Archie characters.
Keywords
cigarettes; eating; jogging; picnic; running

Vacation Blahs part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Smith; Melody Valentine; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
The Pussycats are exhausted from playing so many shows. They check into a spa for some relaxation. Unbeknownst to them, it's actually a weight loss bootcamp.
Keywords
diet; exercise; jog; running; spa; weight loss

Media Puzzle (Table of Contents: 3)

The Pussycats' Agent Alex / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rod Ollerenshaw (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Word scramble

Debit Galore (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
An eavesdropper at the beach overhears Archie telling Veronica she has everything.

Vacation Blahs part 2 (Table of Contents: 5)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Smith; Melody Valentine; Alex Cabot III
Synopsis
The Pussycats take a cruise to relax. They can't relax on the ship due to so many forced activities so they decide to check into a hotel on an island. There also happens to be a parade going on.
Keywords
carnival; cruise ship; tropical island; vacation

Limo Rock (Table of Contents: 6)

Josie and the Pussycats / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
James DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor
Characters
Josie and the Pussycats [Josie McCoy; Valerie Brown; Melody Valentine]; Alexander Cabot III
Synopsis
Alex is straining his brain trying to find a new location that hasn't been done yet for the Pussycats' latest music video. That's when Josie suggests shooting it in his new super-stretch limo.
Reprints
Keywords
band; girl group; music video

Indexer Notes

References Cyndi Lauper (as Mindy Looper) and NTV (MTV). Mentions the Go-Go's water skiing music video.

Dear Josie (Table of Contents: 7)

Josie / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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The Recluse (Table of Contents: 8)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Stan Goldberg [as Stan G.]
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Characters
Josie McCoy; Valerie Smith; Melody Valentine; Alex Cabot III; Uncle Winston
Synopsis
The Pussycats visit Alex's rich and reclusive uncle at his estate to play a gig. His uncle likes the Pussycats so much he decides to go on tour with them.
Reprints
Keywords
Eiffel Tower; England; helicopter; mansion; Paris
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Melody, what's with the mini-trampoline?!?"]
    Josie and the Pussycats
  2. 1. "Here are some things that make you feel good!"
  3. 2. Vacation Blahs part 1
    Josie and the Pussycats
  4. 3. Media Puzzle
    The Pussycats' Agent Alex
  5. 4. Debit Galore
    Archie
  6. 5. Vacation Blahs part 2
    Josie and the Pussycats
  7. 6. Limo Rock
    Josie and the Pussycats
  8. 7. Dear Josie
    Josie
  9. 8. The Recluse
    Josie
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